Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Historicon relocates...again!

Historicon - July 8-11, 2010, will take place at the Valley Forge Convention Center located in historic Valley Forge, PA, instead of the Baltimore Convention Center. My wife will be disapointed (she loves Baltimore), but she will able to peruse the King of Prussia Mall, etc.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cold Wars PEL is up!

The Preliminary Event Listing (PEL) for Cold Wars is officially up at http://www.coldwars.org/ . With only a cursory glance I didn't see anything too exciting, so I will mention the GW games:

  • F-151 - Gnome Wars: The Village of Zermatt
    Fri. 7:00 PM, 4 hrs, 8 players
    GM: Jim Stanton
    In the shadow of the Matterhorn a small garrison of Swiss is defending a key point on the Haute Route, the village of Zermatt. If Zermatt falls the Germans will will be able to use the Haute Route to cross the Alps into France.

After a few events with a German defensive position (that I've played in at least), it may be nice to break out Der FleiderAffes and prove their offensive mettle.

  • S-152 - Gnome Wars: Champex Pass
    Sat. 2:00 PM, 4 hrs, 7 players
    GM: Jim Stanton
    Champex is a small village along the The Haute Route where the French and Swiss must stop the German advance. Hopefully the gunfire and artillery blasts don't trigger an avalanche.

Simply put, probably a similar board, but with avalanche rules and dare I say the first appearance of French units in a con game? Intriguing

  • S-153 - Gnome Wars: The Race
    Sat. 8:00 PM, 4 hrs, 6 players
    GM: Jim Stanton
    Get to the line and try to survive two laps around the track. Preregistration tickets get into first race, will run more races as time allows.

An expansion on The Joust, lets just hope they don't violate any of the commonwealths laws this year.

Cold Wars has been expanded to Thurs-Sun March 11, 2010. Anyone interested in making a two-day trip, let me know. If I get interest, we'll go down Friday morning, get a room for Saturday and go home Saturday night. Gnome games are not required to be in the caravan o' fun. Twelve hour Age of Sail games are discouraged.